The patterns in Stash Statement are about using fabric scraps, sewing them together in a structured improv process.
Catch a Falling Star is the pattern I choose to make. Now I have to be honest...I didn't realize that the patterns were improv. I am not a fan of improv and don't do it well. It was quite a shock when I received the e-book and discovered it was improv.
My first attempt was chain piecing some scraps together and then trying to piece them together. It didn't work out so well, but I ended up with my first block.
I struggled with making the improv slabs. The instructions in the book are great, but I like structure and a pattern, and I find improv difficult. I finally got into a bit of a rhythm, and the improv slabs came together quickly.
Before I knew the pattern was improv, I had decided to make a baby quilt. What a relief...I don't think I would have had it in me to make enough improv slabs for a full size version.
I'm pleased with how it turned out. I can do improv!
Stars and loops free motion quilting in blue thread. It gives the quilt lots of texture.
If you're looking for a great way to use your scraps, you need to get Stash Statement.
Here are the rest of the stops on the blog hop:
6/25- Catch a Falling Star Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
7/2- College Prep Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan
7/9- Take Flight (bonus digital pattern) Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches